THE NEXT step in the evolution of Graylingwell has been taken as the latest plan for 160 homes was put in.
Already with permission in principle, the 160 homes on the north-east edge of the site are subject to a more detailed blueprint, laying out the homes.
Blueprints have been altered since 2009, with a greater emphasis placed on family homes at the site rather than flats to reflect the national housing market.
“Graylingwell now supports a broad and active community of residents,” said Linden Homes in the latest planning application.
“During 2013/14 the original master plan was reviewed and improved to better reflect the changing housing market and the experience and aspirations of Graylingwell Park visitors and residents.”
The latest application is labelled ‘phase four’ and includes the areas known as Orchard Row Houses and Courtyard Clusters, situated between the newly-built phase one development and the historic farmhouse and farm buildings.
Under phase four, all the existing buildings will be demolished to make way for the 160 homes.
The ongoing development at Graylingwell started in 2009, with outline planning permission granted for the regeneration of the site.
Since then, several building phases have been finished, including refurbishment of several of the old hospital buildings, the building of new homes and an energy centre.
Under the reserved matter application, 31 of the homes will be affordable houses – eight two-bed and 23 three-bed.
There will also be 37 affordable flats – 15 one-bed and 22 two-bed.
The remaining 92 homes in the area will all be houses for sale on the open market.
This means 57.5 per cent of the houses in phase four will be for sale on the open market.
Linden is also looking to tackle a requirement to provide a higher number of parking spaces in this phase than in previous phases.
Therefore, the solution in the latest plan is for more on-plot parking, integral garages and car ports, grouped parking bays and on-street parking.
The majority of spaces will be allocated, with additional provision for visitors and community use.